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johnmeyerbooks

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Hello Fellow Pilgrims!

I have recently written a travel book based on my own Camino journey called "Shadows, Shells, and Spain," although I call it a fictional travel memoir—a unique adventure story that combines the fun facts of history with present-day drama and humor.

"John Meyer had me hooked from the first couple of pages and welling-up by the last page!" (Goodreads review)

"If you love travel and history with plenty of drama told with a twist of humour then this book is for you." (Amazon review)

"It had a bit of literary fiction, romance, mystery and drama all wrapped into one story...If you can't make it to Spain, this is your next best option." (Amazon review)


Here's the premise:
Lost and listless on the island of Mallorca, Jamie Draper searches for his estranged wife, Pam, who has left him without any explanation or warning. Exploring her last known location, Jamie stumbles upon an urgent letter from his missing wife promising full disclosure as to her sudden departure and her current whereabouts. There’s just one catch: her mysterious adventure is disclosed in a series of letters she’s left hidden along the ancient Camino trail across northern Spain. Now armed with a list of clues to track the letters down, Jamie retraces Pam’s footsteps, while being both entertained and challenged by the many colorful Camino characters he meets along the way—including the enchanting Brie, who harbors her own secrets that just might compromise Jamie’s intended reunion with his wife.

Here's my website address where you can easily click onto Amazon and all the other sites to pick up your copy.
https://www.johnmeyerbooks.com/

Buen Camino!

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Davey Boyd

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It does look interesting. I read the preview on Amazon, quite like the writing style. Quite cheap on kindle, might give it a go. Being a camino addict and all that...
 

Brendan@ProjectCamino

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Hello Fellow Pilgrims!

I have recently written a travel book based on my own Camino journey called "Shadows, Shells, and Spain," although I call it a fictional travel memoir—a unique adventure story that combines the fun facts of history with present-day drama and humor.

"John Meyer had me hooked from the first couple of pages and welling-up by the last page!" (Goodreads review)

"If you love travel and history with plenty of drama told with a twist of humour then this book is for you." (Amazon review)

"It had a bit of literary fiction, romance, mystery and drama all wrapped into one story...If you can't make it to Spain, this is your next best option." (Amazon review)

Here's the premise:
Lost and listless on the island of Mallorca, Jamie Draper searches for his estranged wife, Pam, who has left him without any explanation or warning. Exploring her last known location, Jamie stumbles upon an urgent letter from his missing wife promising full disclosure as to her sudden departure and her current whereabouts. There’s just one catch: her mysterious adventure is disclosed in a series of letters she’s left hidden along the ancient Camino trail across northern Spain. Now armed with a list of clues to track the letters down, Jamie retraces Pam’s footsteps, while being both entertained and challenged by the many colorful Camino characters he meets along the way—including the enchanting Brie, who harbors her own secrets that just might compromise Jamie’s intended reunion with his wife.

Here's my website address where you can easily click onto Amazon and all the other sites to pick up your copy.
https://www.johnmeyerbooks.com/

Buen Camino!

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Any pilgrims who may have come across John on the Way should get his book as they might find a little bit of themselves are in it... ;)
 

Jennifer Partika

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October 2018
Just tried to download it on Kindle from Amazon but it only lets me download a sample? Is there another site to download the whole book?
 
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johnmeyerbooks

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Just tried to download it on Kindle from Amazon but it only lets me download a sample? Is there another site to download the whole book?

Well, the sample is free, yes. You should get the whole thing if you paid the $3.99 (depending on which country you live...). :)
 

Jennifer Partika

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October 2018
I live in the US. Paid $3.99 but only got the first three chapters. There was not another option to download other than that. Strange. Did enjoy the first part though!
 

johnmeyerbooks

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Camino de Santiago (2014)
I live in the US. Paid $3.99 but only got the first three chapters. There was not another option to download other than that. Strange. Did enjoy the first part though!

Really? Okay, that's a problem! Jennifer, please write to Amazon support about this. You're the first person I've heard this happen to... so I'd like to help. It might be your account or your device or something else....

If Amazon doesn't take care of you, please reach out to me directly: john@johnmeyerbooks.com - and I will personally send you the e-book!
 

AZ Hiker

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Camino Frances (2018)
I downloaded and read most of the book on my plane ride to Madrid. I was so excited when walking one day and I found the windowsill where one of the clues was hidden.
 

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johnmeyerbooks

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I downloaded and read most of the book on my plane ride to Madrid. I was so excited when walking one day and I found the windowsill where one of the clues was hidden.

Haha! That's amazing! I took about 4 photos of that place and kept ducking underneath the windows because I worried the owner was home.
 

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